Sep 11, 2017
Jewish Family Attacked Near Paris

A prominent French Jewish family was beaten and robbed in an "anti-Semitic" home invasion near Paris.

Times of Israel

Three members of a prominent French Jewish family were kidnapped, tied up, brutally beaten and robbed on Thursday night in their home in the suburb of Livry-Gargan northeast of Paris, French authorities said Sunday.

According to the National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA), three individuals broke into the house Roger Pinto, the president of the Siona group representing Sephardic Jews, by cutting through the home’s window bars. They then cut off the electricity in the house, tied up Pinto’s son, and held and beat his wife. It was only on Friday morning, several hours later, that Pinto managed to discreetly contact police, causing the intruders to flee.

According to the BNVCA report, the unidentified attackers told their victims, “You are Jewish, you have money.”

The assailants, black men in their 20s or 30s, according to the victims’ description, took jewelry, cash and credit cards.

The Pintos were taken to hospital for treatment. They suffered some minor injuries but were deeply traumatized, the report said.

The BNVCA called the attack “manifestly anti-Semitic” and “premeditated,” and said the family was “threatened with death” and “violently beaten.”

In a statement on Sunday, CRIF, the umbrella body of French Jewish organizations, said it “powerfully condemns the very violent and anti-Semitic aggression.”




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1
What ethnicity?
Were the assailants Muslim?
(9/11/2017 10:00:53 AM)
2
get the HECK out
France is done, fried and will never be good for Yidden. Time to head home to Israel
(9/11/2017 12:00:58 PM)
3
no 2 Home?
the Rebbe told many people to stay in France and not to run away to Israel.
(9/11/2017 12:59:15 PM)
4
Don't live in places like France
Where you have no right to own guns to defend yourself with.
Also why didn't they have cameras watching the windows which would have alerted them that someone was cutting through the bars, which must have taken more then enough time to call police before the intruders, even got in?
(9/11/2017 3:02:55 PM)
5
Crazy it only got posted today
It happened on Thursday and only now it comes out!
Hashem ishmor.. all these attacks must stop wen need Moshiach now
(9/11/2017 6:36:48 PM)
6
is that all CRIF can do?
so CRIF condemned the attack. whoopi doo! if you can't do something more concrete than that your organization is not doing its job. the criminals had to have left fingerprints someplace. why aren't you investing money, effort, political clout, whatever it takes to make sure the assailants are caught and jailed without parole? and it's also CRIF's business to make sure they aren't released before they're well in their 70s and too old to cause further problems. besides punishing them as they deserve this might bring some measure of comfort to the family and be a warning to other sub-humans not to attempt a copycat act, or indulge in other such behavior.
besides being horrified by the dastardly deed and the unsafe situation of acheinu b'nei yisroel in europe and elsewhere, my heart goes out to this family; they will never be the same.
(9/12/2017 2:38:04 PM)
7
What's a powerful condemnation by CRIF accomplish or mean,
if it's followed up with concrete action?
(9/12/2017 9:17:10 PM)
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